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Jonathan Crook Named General Manager
of The Peninsula Manila

 HONG KONG, Oct. 31, 2008 - The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) has announced the promotion of Mr. Jonathan Crook to be General Manager of The Peninsula Manila, effective 3 November 2008.

A UK native with US citizenship, Jonathan Crook had lived in Portugal, Zambia, Montserrat and Egypt during his formative years. He attended the Gloucestershire University in Cheltenham, United Kingdom where he received a Higher National Diploma in Hotel Management.

Following his graduation, Mr. Crook worked at The Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, Colorado, USA; the Millenium Gloucester Hotel, London; and The Dorchester, London where he held the position of Assistant Food and Beverage Manager.

In 2000, Mr. Crook joined The Peninsula New York as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager and a year later, he was transferred to The Peninsula Chicago as Assistant Food and Beverage Director. He was promoted to Director of Food and Beverage in 2003. In 2005, he relocated to Asia, where he first took up the role of Resident Manager at The Peninsula Beijing, before moving onto The Peninsula Tokyo in February 2008 as Hotel Manager, tasked with the hotel's overall management.

Mr. Jonathan Crook takes over from Mr. Vlad Reyes as General Manager of The Peninsula Manila.

About HSH

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited was incorporated in 1866. Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045), HSH is a holding company whose subsidiaries are engaged in the ownership and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key destinations in Asia and the USA. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Beijing, Manila, Shanghai (opening in 2009) and Quail Lodge Resort and Golf Club in Carmel, California. The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John's Building and The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


Irene Lau
Manager, Corporate Affairs
     The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
     Tel:      +852-2840-7788

Also See: The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited Makes General Manager Appointments; Paul Tchen Named Opening GM at the Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai / July 2008
Offer Nissenbaum Appointed Managing Director of The Peninsula Beverly Hills / November 2007

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